Suez Canal: Tanker collision disrupts traffic at Suez Canal: Egypt authorities

Cairo: Two tankers carrying oil merchandise and liquefied pure gasoline collided within the Suez Canal, disrupting visitors by means of the worldwide waterway, Egyptian authorities mentioned Wednesday.
The Suez Canal authority mentioned the BW Lesmes, a Singapore-flagged tanker, suffered a mechanical malfunction Tuesday evening and ran aground whereas transiting by means of the canal. The Burri, a Cayman Island-flagged oil merchandise tanker, collided with the damaged vessel. The collision disrupted visitors, an announcement mentioned. The 2 tankers have been a part of a convoy transiting by means of from the Mediterranean Sea to the Purple Sea. “We have instantly dealt with the breakdowns… and visitors will return to regular inside the coming hours,” mentioned head of canal authority Ossama Rabei.

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